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Creator:
Print made by John Bell, 1811–1895, British
Published by John Bell, 1811–1895, British
Title:

Diavoli Pescatori

Date:
between 1838 and 1850
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/8 x 14 15/16 inches (28.2 x 37.9 cm), Plate (aligns with chine collé): 6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm), and Image: 5 1/8 x 6 3/16 inches (13 x 15.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, upper right: "a duplicate"; on back, lower center: "Design (poetry | ?) & etching by John Bell"

Lettered, etched in brown ink, lower left under image: "DIAVOLI PESCATORI"; lower center: "THUS DOE THE DEVVIES FISHE FOR SOWLES OF MENNE | AND FYRSTE FOR GROUNDE BAYTE THROWE THEY IN MOCHE VANITIE | AT WHYCHE FOR THE FOOLIS DOE CHUCKLE MOCHE AND THENNE | ALL NEEDLESSE OF THE HOOKES WHYCHE SHEWETH THEIR INSANITIE | THEY EAGER BYTE AND KETCHED ARE. HOW WEAKE IS POORE HUMANITIE"; lower right under image: "JOHN BELL ETCH : CLUB"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1991.16.6
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegory | bows | cardinal sins | clawed lobsters | costume | crabs | dancing | death | devil | dresses | feathers | fencing | fighting | fish | fishermen (people) | fishing | flirting | gluttony | greed | historical subject | hooks | lake | lust | mermaids | monsters | personification | pride | shore (landform) | sins | sloth | vanity | women | wrath
Associated People:
demons
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3173
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